Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 41,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $310.16 (5/4/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1845 O $5 MS obverse 1845 O $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the mintage for the 1845-O half eagle dropped considerably from the previous year’s production at the New Orleans Mint, circulated examples are relatively common. However, high-grade examples of the date are quite rare. The 1845-O half eagle is very rare in choice Mint State. One of the finest example seen of the date is the Harry W. Bass Jr. coin, which sold for only $21,850 in 1999. Bass had purchased the coin in the 1973 sale of the Gilhousen Collection for $2,000. Another MS63 example sold in 2008 that had been discovered on the wreck oif the SS. New York. The coin was hammered for $43,125 in July of that year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2015

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1845 O $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 625 650 700 825 1350 3600 4400 5450 7600 14500 19500 41000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 5900 8500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Grade
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Price
9/26/2001 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1486, 1486/Lot# 1633 $2,162.75
9/17/2003 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7956 $920.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2380 $6,037.50
9/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4300 $1,495.00
3/10/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 103774 $803.00
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121708 $1,217.70
7/27/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5167 $763.75
2/3/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4733 $4,406.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 O $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10411111118512391309179024612960392344095011535558466903826011769173942608439646410274244343895
1064113512031262146920132627328140854609512555186198735594291364420290306044010641499429270
000000262732814085460951255518619873559429136442029030604401064149900
0000002793360242474810524056826550780710599155192318735125405664197100
1845 O $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11041178125513121384188525813099409345955215556960757161855512152179052677340584419894343044907
1128120312741336155121172753343042604801533357376437762597541406920861313764105242469439220
000000275334304260480153335737643776259754140692086131376410524246900
0000002926376144275008545159066799809010953159872381735980415204294900
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2461
Owner: blake-rock
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 895
Owner: tommy44
 
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